St Francis church

St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

The Easter Triduum

Masses for the Easter Triduum will be transmitted live from the Vatican at the following times (note that the times on the Vatican website are GMT).

    • Holy Mass of the Lord’s Supper – 5pm, Thursday 9 April
    • Celebration of the Lord’s Passion – 5pm, Friday 10 April
    • Way of the Cross – 8pm, Friday 10 April
    • Easter Vigil – 8pm, Saturday 11 April
    • Mass of Easter Sunday followed by the Holy Father’s Easter Message & Blessing ‘Urbi et Orbi’ – 10am, Sunday 12 April

Masses will also be live-streamed from St Marie’s Cathedral at the following times.

    • Mass of the Lord’s Supper – 6pm, Thursday 9 April
    • Celebration of the Passion of the Lord – 4pm, Friday 10 April
    • Stations of the Cross – 7.30pm, Friday 10 April
    • The Easter Vigil – 6pm, Saturday 11 April
    • Easter Mass – 11.30am, Sunday 12 April

You can also join the St Francis virtual parish gathering (Vurch) at the following times.

    • Maundy Thursday: 7:15pm, for 30 to 50 minutes
    • Good Friday: 7:30pm, for 25 to 40 minutes
    • Holy Saturday Easter Vigil prequel: 7:30pm, for 10 to 20 minutes

The Meeting ID (576 776 5223) for these three services is different to that for the usual Sunday service. We will have silence before the service starts so please stay muted.

    • Easter Sunday: 11:00am

The Meeting ID for Easter Sunday is 700 601 109. The password for all services is StFrancis.


During the Coronavirus pandemic, the celebration of Mass will take place without a public congregation.

You can watch a live-streaming of the Mass from St Marie’s Cathedral on Sundays at 11am and Monday to Saturday at 8am. You can follow its prayers at home and make an act of Spiritual Communion. In these emergency circumstances, the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days is removed.

There is a virtual parish gathering (or Vurch) happening through Zoom on Sundays at 11am. For more information or to offer your help, please visit our Facebook Group or email

All events in church are cancelled until further notice. Funerals may take place at the graveside or at a crematorium. Arrangements can be made for a Mass to be celebrated in memoriam when we are allowed to gather again.

During this time, we will not be producing a Franciscan newsletter. Any notices will be posted on the Latest News page.

For more information you can read the Bishop’s Letter or visit the Bishops’ Conference website.

Our Parish

The Parish of St. Francis of Assisi is a lively and active parish, serving the areas of Crosspool, Sandygate, Lodge Moor, Ranmoor, Nether Green and Fulwood.

It is part of Sheffield Deanery in the Diocese of Hallam and is twinned with the Parish of St William of York.

The Parish Priest is Father Kevin Thornton and the Parish Deacon is Stephen Parker. We have an active parish council and the current chair is Nick Neale.